Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Hour with AAAGS at Opus | Thurs, 24 Nov 2008 from 5:30-7:00 pm

AAAGS Happy Hour Social Mixer at Opus

WHERE: Opus Lounge
116 King St # 1 (off the State Capitol)
Madison, Wi 53703
Website: (complete with food and drink menu)

WHEN: Thursday, November 24, 2008, 530-7:00pm AAAGS Happy Hour Social (happy hour prices end at 7pm, 25 percent discount before then on drinks and appetizers).

WHAT: Bring a new AAAGS member, bring a new friend.

Faculty, staff, grads, and allies are all welcome! Come see AAAGS buddies before the end of semester crunch of deadlines, and people leaving town, staying in town, buddy up with others for Thanksgiving social events if you're sticking around (and so many from the coasts are staying, believe me). Continue those conversations you started at the Dinner and Dialogue this past October. Come take a break from the library or the lab and get your happy hour on.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christkindlmarkt Excursion

Le club allemand va à Chicago pour visiter le Christkindlmarkt, et nous voudrions vous inviter à venir. Chriskindlmarkt est un “German Christmas market” authentique, comme le marché de Nuremberg. Il y a beaucoup de vendeurs d'Allemagne, et on peut acheter articles allemands. Par exemple, on peut acheter la nourriture allemande, les boissons allemandes, le bonbon allemand, et cetera. Vous pouvez apprendre plus du Christkindlmarkt ici.

Le 6 décembre, nous pensons faire aller à Chicago en car, et nous partons à 10 heures. Nous restons à Chicago jusqu'à 21 heures, et nous devrions revenir à Madison vers minuit.

Le ticket coûte $25, mais si beaucoup de personnes viennent le coût diminuera et vous pouvez recevoir un remboursement de la différence.

A plus tard, et espérons, vous pouvez venir.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christkindlmarkt Ausflug

Der deutsche Klub geht nach Chicago, um den Christkindlmarkt zu besuchen, und wir möchten Sie einladen mitzukommen. Christkindlmarkt ist einer authentischer "German Christmas market", wie der Markt in Nuremberg. Es gibt viele Verkäufern aus Deutschland, und man kann deutschen Ware kaufen. Zum Beispiel, kann man deutsche Essen, deutschen Getränke, deutscher Kandis, und so weiter kaufen. Sie können mehr den Christkindlmarkt hier lernen.

Am 6. Dezember, haben wir zu fahren nach Chicago mit dem Bus vor, und wir fahren um 10 Uhr ab. Wir bleiben in Chicago bis 21 Uhr, und wir sollen gegen Mitternacht in Madison ankommen.

Die Buskarte kostet $25, aber wenn viele Leute mitkommen, ist die Ausgaben kleiner, und Sie können eine Rückerstattung von der Abweichung bekommen.

Bis später, und hoffentlich, können Sie mitkommen.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"Contemporary Issues Facing Hmong Women in Wisconsin"

The Asian American Studies Program presents its 2008-2009 Speakers Series


"Contemporary Issues Facing Hmong Women in Wisconsin"

Kabzuag Vaj
Executive Director of Freedom, Inc.
Madison, WI
Friday, November 21, 2008
259 Educational Sciences Building
1025 West Johnson Street (Between Mills and Brooks St)

Kabzuag Vaj's talk will draw on her personal and professional experiences with contemporary issues affecting Hmong women in Wisconsin. She is a Hmong woman who came with her family the US in 1981. She has been advocating for women and children since she was 15 years old. She founded Freedom, Inc., a grassroots organization that advocates and provides services to low and no-income communities of color in Madison, Wisconsin. She has worked on social justice issues such as welfare reform, immigration issues, youth justice, and racial profiling. In the last 8 years, she has worked on ending violence against women and children, including addressing trafficking issues/abusive international marriages and murder suicide within the Hmong community.

Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and Experiences
The focus of the speaker series is to provide a platform for scholars, community leaders, and artists from, and working with, the Hmong community to share their work with the UW-Madison campus and the Madison Hmong community.